The PNW is one of the best places to be a geocacher. The oldest surviving geocache is located in Oregon and Geocache company headquarters are located in Fremont, Seattle, which has been accurately dubbed "The Center of the Universe."
When we are out and about the city with a few moments to spare we always open our app and see if there are any fun cache locations near by. Don't let us fool you though, we are absolutely amateur geocachers. You can usually find us confused and crawling around like crazy people at cache locations. Sometimes help comes in the form of a hint from the app or a helpful person watching and every once in a while we succeed just on our own skill (Happy dances always follow). We have not ventured outside of the PNW, but have explored Seattle quite a bit, so we decided to share our favorite spots around city.
1. Chairy Tree
This geocache is crazy fun to find. It was created by the Geocache Headquarters and their enthusiasm for treasure hunting is apparent at this location. You will feel like a kid again when you finally find it! Geocache HQ has placed some other caches around Fremont, see the others here.
This cache is hidden really well, because we have been looking for it for over a year and still haven't been able to find it. But the hunt is half the fun, so we keep coming back and staring for something out of the ordinary sticking out of all that gum!
This cache is a favorite because of it's location. Walking to the end of Pier 56 in Seattle, rain or shine, is a spectacle. You can see the ferries coming and going, the ferris wheel in all its glory and shipyards hard at work. After you take in the views, hunt down this cache and sign its tiny logbook (bring your own pen)!
Are you way beyond finding these easy-peasy caches? We found this article, PNW Geocaching Bucket List, full of some more difficult geocaching around the area (the butterfly one looks right up our alley)!
Are we speaking a strange language? It's probably because you aren't geocaching yet! Check out our post on Geocaching 101 for newbies.